Bollywood filmmakers choose the locations for the shooting of movies after taking into consideration the cinematic perspective into their mind. There are a number of popular songs in Bollywood movies which are shot in deserts locations across the world. The shooting of songs at these locations adds scenic beauty and make the songs popular by adding to their quality. Read below to know about the 3 iconic Bollywood songs shot in deserts.

Chori Kiya Re Jiya

Sonakshi Sinha and Salman Khan in the song Chori Kiya Re Jiya

Chori Kiya Re Ziya song is entirely shot in Dubai at various locations in the country. There is a romantic scene in the song when Sonakshi Sinha and Salman Khan take a selfie with Falcon on Salman’s hand. The scenic beauty of the deserts in Dubai can also be seen when both the actors take a romantic ride in the sand dunes of Dubai. Another part of the song is shot against the beautiful backdrop of Dubai’s landscape and architectural wonders. Also, the Emirates Palace hotel is shown in the song which also adds to the beauty of the song. During their stay in Dubai, Salman bought a luxurious car and ultimately sell his car in Dubai only before returning to India.


Another iconic Bollywood which is shot in a desert area is “Guzarish” from the movie “Ghajini”. Aamir Khan and Asin look stunning in all the romantic poses in this song. Guzarish song is shot at the Skeleton Coast, Namibia desert. In this song, a desert can be seen very close to the sea and it is a rare location ever chosen by any Hindi movie. The song not only receives appreciation for its scenic beauty but also gets a positive response for its music as well as lyrics.


A few scenes of Zaalima song from the movie, Raees is also shot in the desert area. There are few scenes where Shahrukh Khan and Mahira Khan can be seen dancing and romancing with each other in a desert. Zaalima is shot at the Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes in the town of Merzouga in Morocco. Everyone appreciated the scenic beauty as well as the looks of Shahrukh Khan and Mahira Khan in the song. This song has crossed over 220 million views till date and is still appreciated by the listeners for its execution.

So, these were the 3 iconic Bollywood songs shot in Desert areas. The choice of desert areas adds to the scenic beauty in these songs and make these songs popular among the listeners.

First Published on: 12:50 pm - 30, Nov 2018
Author: author image Piyush Chugh
Piyush Chugh is an established film critic, and Bollywood Trade analyst. He brings to you the latest box office news and collection updates.
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